To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application; as, to digest the laws, etc.
- Physiology To convert (food) into simpler chemical compounds that can be absorbed and assimilated by the body, as by chemical and muscular action in the alimentary canal.
- To absorb or assimilate mentally.
- To organize into a systematic arrangement, usually by summarizing or classifying.
- To condense or abridge (a written work).
- To endure or bear patiently.
- Chemistry To soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture.
- Physiology To become assimilated into the body.
- Physiology To assimilate food substances.
- Chemistry To undergo exposure to heat, liquids, or chemical agents.
- A collection of previously published material, such as articles, essays, or reports, usually in edited or condensed form.
- Law A systematic arrangement of statutes or court decisions.
- A periodical containing literary abridgments or other condensed works.
- See pandect.